Updates from Saturday, Feb. 1
The Knicks announced that Shumpert will sit out Saturday night:
NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) February 1, 2014
Updates from Thursday, Jan. 30
#Knicks head coach Mike Woodson says J.R. Smith will replace Iman Shumpert (shoulder) in the starting lineup vs. the Cavs.— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) January 30, 2014
The New York Knicks are finally enjoying success with a two-game winning streak and appear to be heading toward another runaway win over the Boston Celtics, but will have to do so without shooting guard Iman Shumpert.
Shumpert, who suffered a sprained shoulder, was removed from the game and will not return, according to the Knicks PR Twitter account:
• Kenyon Martin has a sprained left ankle - available to return. • Iman Shumpert will not return. • Beno Udrih (illness) is not available.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) January 29, 2014
Al Iannazzone of Newsday confirmed that it was his shoulder that was ailing him:
Knicks also say Iman Shumpert (Shoulder) will not return and suddenly Beno Udrih (illness) is not available.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) January 29, 2014
The Knicks Twitter account and Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv each provided updates after the team's 114-88 win over the Celtics:
Mike Woodson says Shumpert's status is unclear with a sprained shoulder. #Knicks— NBA New York Knicks (@nyknicks) January 29, 2014
"How long he's gonna be out, I don't know,” Woodson on Shumpert #Knicks— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 29, 2014
The third-year shooting guard only played in eight minutes of the game before being taken out, hauling in one rebound and four points.
The 2012 1st Team All-Rookie player hasn't played a crucial part of the Knicks' recent string of success, but he has played 28.1 minutes per game this season and has averaged 9.3 points over his last three games with a 19-point performance against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Shumpert's status for upcoming games hasn't been announced.